Year: 2017

The view from my bed, showing a room with high ceilings and white walls. There is a tall wardrobe with shoe boxes on top, two shelves filled with artwork and books, and an ornate mirror and some plants.

Losing it

Image description: the view from my bed, showing a room with high ceilings and white walls. There is a tall wardrobe with shoe boxes on top, two shelves filled with artwork and books, and an ornate mirror and some plants. Is anyone still reading this blog? If so — hi. Hello. I’m sorry it’s been so quiet here. I’ve been sick, you see, and not just with my usual combo of ME/CFS and mental health issues. In January a virus decided to settle in on my balance nerve, where the balance organs in the ear communicate with my brain. As a result, my head could no longer understand what was up or down, whether I was moving or sitting still. It’s such a small thing, such a small part of the body, but the impact it’s had on my life is massive. I spent most of the beginning of the year in bed, clutching my duvet in an effort to still the world. I couldn’t focus on anything more than moving as little as possible. …